Val De Vie estate played host to the annual WP Triathlon Champs with most of the Western Cape’s top triathletes that came out to show their talents, while others came out to confirm their end of year fitness before the festive period starts.
It was a near perfect morning with very hot air temperatures and water reaching 24 degrees which resulted in a non wetsuit swim.
It was going to be a fun filled day with a hole host of events taking place from the top honours of being overall WP Champ to kiddies racing and being introduced to the sport loved by so many – SWIM/BIKE/RUN.
The day kicked off with the main event, WP Triathlon Champs with Matt Trautman demolishing his competitors on the run to win by just over 6min from a chasing Jean De Villiers followed closely by Rinaldo Morgia to wrap up the podium. In the ladies race it was always going to be a day for Celeste Renaud edging ahead of Vivienne Williams that still out performs most of her younger rivals and showing her pedigree as one of the best triathletes the Western Cape have seen while Colleen De Oliveira taking the final position on the podium.
Herewith all your triathlon results:
Without the support, growing numbers and fantastic sponsors these events will not be possible and a special thanks goes out to every athlete from the 1st athlete over the finish line to the final 6 year old just managing to stay on her tricycle.
A big thanks to WP Triathlon and partners for organising the event and a special thanks to Val De Vie for hosting us as we thoroughly enjoyed the support and friendliness offered by the estate.